Fear In Lord Of The Flies Essay

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The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, is an allegorical tale that connects the behavior of these boys in the novel, to that of human nature as a whole. In the novel, the boy’s biggest fear is the beast, the lord of the flies, beelzebub incarnate.. However Simon, the Christ-like figure in the novel begins to realize that it is not some animal or creature they should be afraid of, but that the beast is made up from a part of every single one of the boys. Thus the boys should not fear the beast, instead they should all fear each other. In one scene of the novel, Simon wanders back to a wide open, peaceful meadow, and finds that it has been changed in his eyes. The once peaceful and calm meadow Simon had previously been to now bears the blood stained head of the mother that was killed by Jack and his savage…show more content…
The beast is not some animal to hunt, the beast is inside of them all. The Lord of the Flies was trying to convince Simon (when he tells him to run off to the other boys and have fun) to release his methods of rational thinking and allow himself to revert to a more primal state similar to the other boys and “go have fun”. However this offer is one that Simon refuses because he does not want to let go of his logical thinking and rationality and the Lord of the Flies knows that Simon knows who the beast really is (the innermost parts of the boys). Simon ends up figuring out that the Lord of the Flies is representational to the Id within the boys “His gaze was held by that ancient, inescapable recognition”(Golding 139). On top of this the Lord of the Flies can see that he knows too “You knew, didn’t you? I’m part of you? Close, close, close! I’m the reason why it’s no go? Why things are what they are?” (Golding, 130). The Lord of the Flies doesn’t want Simon to return to the rest of the group because his rational views would disrupt their transformation into
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